Award-winning duo Montgomery Gentry‘s seventh studio album, Rebels on the Run, hit stores yesterday, and the Average Joe’s Entertainment duo are basking in a return to the style of music more reminiscent of the songs that carved out a significant place on radio, on record and on the road.
“They (Average Joe’s) told me and T, ‘Ya’ll go in and make a Montgomery Gentry record and bring it back,'” Eddie recently told Nashville.com. “It took me back to the days of Tattoos and Scars. We just had a blast bein’ in the studio with Michael (Knox) and finding songs, cuttin’ the songs . . .”
“And it just felt great to be able to go back in with just Michael Knox and go find the songs and just cut a Montgomery Gentry record without any outside influences, without any other hands in the batter,” added Troy in the interview. “And it was awesome. It was fun again. We didn’t struggle and it wasn’t like pulling teeth to figure out what songs we were gonna cut. We knew what we were gonna cut as soon as we went into the studio, and had a blast doin’ it.”
Rebels on the Run was produced by Michael Knox, whose credits include Jason Aldean, Trace Adkins, Hank Williams, Jr, Kelly Clarkson and others. The new album is currently available at all physical and digital music retailers and can be downloaded from iTunes by clicking here.
Included in one physical copy of Rebels on the Run is a specially-designed “golden ticket” cd. One fan lucky enough to purchase the cd will be awarded a one-of-a-kind Demented Cycles custom chopper designed with input from the duo’s Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry. No purchase is necessary for a chance to win the prize, and official rules can be viewed here.
The first single from the new album, “Where I Come From,” is one of the fastest-moving in the duo’s career. The corresponding music video has stirred emotions with its realistic battle scenes and hard-hitting emotions many veterans face in the heat of war.
Eddie and Troy collaborated with Jim Collins, Ira Dean, Wendell Mobley, David Lee Murphy, Rivers Rutherford, and Neil Thrasher on three cuts on the album. Rodney Clawson and Dallas Davidson co-wrote the duo’s first single from Rebels on the Run, “Where I Come From,” and they turned to friends like Kelly Archer, Greg Bates, Kevin Grantt, Justin Weaver and others for the remaining songs.
The guys head west this weekend for a date in San Diego and then up to Los Angeles to join “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno and thousands of bikers for the 28th annual Love Ride on Sunday, October 23, 2011. As the largest and perhaps most eagerly-anticipated motorcycle ride-for-charity in the country, Love Ride is a mega-event that draws thousands of generous motorcycle enthusiasts, concert-goers, and a number of celebrities each year to partake in the pleasures of helping others while enjoying music from top American artists.
Keep up to date with Eddie & Troy by visiting their official website, www.MontgomeryGentry.com.